Crime News

US Security Initiative Faces Political Obstacles in Northern Triangle

Dec 11, 2014
InSight Crime reports on the launch of the Latin American Program’s publication “Crime and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle.”

Jane Harman Discusses the Eric Garner Case and Failed Attempt to Rescue Luke Sommers

Dec 10, 2014
Jane Harman appeared on Fox News Sunday as part of two panel discussions: one on race issues following the decision not to indict any officers in the death of Eric Garner, and another on the failed attempt to rescue American journalist Luke Somers.

Escuche aquí a Cynthia J. Arnson. Habla de las medidas de Obama sobre seguridad ciudadana en EE.UU.

Dec 03, 2014
RCN La Radio interviews Program Director Cynthia Arnson on President Obama’s citizen security measures. This interview is in Spanish.

Mexico’s Missing Students: Growing Demands for Answers and Justice

Nov 21, 2014
It’s been two months since the arrest and disappearance of a group of Mexican students, and anger and demands for answers and justice continues to grow. What does this tragic situation tell us about security in Mexico? And has government and law enforcement, at all levels, responded effectively? These are just some of the questions addressed by Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood during this episode of NOW.

La propuesta de Fundesa para rescatar a Guatemala

Nov 21, 2014
This article discusses Fundesa's proposal to adopt strategies in Guatemala, modeled after those implemented in New York under Mayor Giuliani, to reduce crime and violence. A reference is made to the Wilson Center and a conference paper for the Latin American Program. This article is in Spanish.

Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope on Mexico’s drug cartels and ongoing violence

Nov 07, 2014
Director Duncan Wood and Alejandro Hope discuss the ongoing violence and what Mexico is doing to combat the cartels on CCTV America's The Heat.

What’s Behind the Hostility Toward Women in Iran

Oct 27, 2014
"Parliamentarians’ renewed obsession with women’s dress and male-female workplace mixing represents a throwback to the early days of the Islamic revolution, when women who did not observe the Islamic dress code were subject to 70 lashes and when men and women were segregated in university classrooms, buses and elsewhere," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

Central America’s kingpins of graft

Sep 22, 2014
Eric Olson is quoted in this article about the corruption cases of former President Francisco Flores in El Salvador and Mario Zelaya, former head of the Honduran Institute of Social Security.

Fleeing Central America's Killing Streets

Sep 09, 2014
This article about violence and organized crime in Central America, and its effect on migration, quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.

Blast in Chile is 29th Bomb This Year, but Perpetrators Remain Mysterious

Sep 09, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the recent string of bombings in Chile.